Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Protecting My Sexual Health & My Heart’s Desires

Acceptable Risk Turning the tables to protect my sexual health and my heart's desires by John Francis Leonard The last thing I wanted to do this month...

Aging with HIV: Carrying the Banner

Carrying the Banner Aging with HIV is no joke, but the past anchors my future by John Francis Leonard Forty-eight. I’m turning forty-eight-years-old and it gives me...

Reaching Out When You’re Newly Diagnosed

A Friend in Need Reaching out when you're newly diagnosed by John Francis Leonard As I’ve discussed before, I’ve left a full-time and stressful career behind me...

Detecting Stigma

Soon after I began writing for A&U last year, my editor informed me that I would also be, partly, responsible for promoting my own...

Quitting Smoking

I'm Coming Out After the battles quieted, there was still the smoke by John Francis Leonard I’ve fought many a personal battle in the past fourteen or...

My Mental Health

It all seemed to start one morning when I couldn’t walk the dog. It was a sudden attack of abject panic, a basic, visceral...

My Friend Is Newly Diagnosed, But He Is Resisting Treatment

You Can Lead a Horse to Water How do you help someone who just won't accept it? by John Francis Leonard In my July column, I told...

Tears & T Cells

Tears & T Cells My diagnosis was a quiet bomb, but the aftershocks still resound by John Francis Leonard Well, as you know, I have your...

Long-Lost Friends

Full Circle Finally I had the courage to return to the city where I lost my friends by John Francis Leonard A few months ago I made...

Dating Apps, Disclosure & HIV

Oops, I Forgot One Little Thing My New Normal by John Francis Leonard So, I’ve taken that leap and faced the inevitable. In this modern age, an...

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Buddy System Part III of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemic by Bruce Ward The volunteer “buddy” program at Gay Men’s...

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